Monday, December 28, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Great Works

Pleased to be in the November issue of Great Works a journal I have been an avid reader of for years. In good company here, with appearances from amongst others, Tony Cullen, Cliff Yates and Mike Egan. All good. My poems are here, the site is here. Thanks to Peter.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Robert Sheppard at Source, Ormskirk celebrating the end of a month of celebrations of "Going Public" 10 years of Poetry and Poetics at Edge Hill

Music of 2009

It's been another (suprisingly) good year for music for me, anyway. In no particular order (aside from the first in the list) this is my list of albums/singles/tracks/downloads/whatever of 2009

Jay Z and Bridget Kelly - New York State of Mind (Live on Jools Holland's Later, BBC TV)
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport (ATP Recordings album)
A Camp - Colonia (Reveal Records album)
Manic Street Preachers - Journal of Plague Lovers (Sony album)
Tim Friese Greene - 10 Sketches for Piano (LTM Recordings album)
James Blackshaw - The Glass Bead Game (Young God Records album)
Sonic Youth - The Eternal (Matador Records album)
Moby - Wait for Me (Little Idiot album)
Epic 45 - In all the Empty Houses (Make Mine Music EP)
Prefab Sprout - Let's Change the World with Music (Kitchenware album)
The XX - XX (Young Turks album)
The Antlers - Hospice (French Kiss album)
Brett Anderson - Slow Attack (Drowned in Sound album)
Saint Etienne - Sound of Water (Sony/Heavenly Reissue album)
Portal - Options (Make Mine Music EP and free download)
This list is subject to change at this late hour...

Sunday, December 20, 2009


in the North West for a few weeks. Time to catch up with mail, submissions for erbacce, Puma Perl's forthcoming erbacce-press full length collection, writing poems, uploading photos of my travels to Flickr , working with talent that is Lara Konesky on the forthcoming erbacce-press chapbook anthology Blood at the Chelsea, resting, going back from the North West to London to see my sister and niece, sleeping, not sneezing, drinking, friends, trying to rescue my old knackered laptop and all the data still on the hard drive, compiling my music of the year list, all the usual stuff that comes with Christmas. Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to all who read this

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Review of The Metaphysics of a Vegetarian Supper

Thanks to Lara for the review.

The Metaphysics of a Vegetarian Supper

Pleased to announce that my new e-chapbook has been released by the brilliant Differentia Press. Many many thanks to Felino Soriano for his hard work and sterling editing.
The book is here to download.